Last week while we were working to clear the path at the River Leven I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a kingfisher darting low along the river. Volunteer David had never been so lucky, having requested that we ‘find him a kingfisher’ not 5 minutes earlier! Whilst keeping people away from the chainsaws, David spent the best part of 30 minutes watching the perched kingfisher as it sat quietly on the river bank, before eventually darting further up stream and out of view.
I must say that last week I was lucky enough to spot a kingfisher at various locations three days in a row! With no foliage in the trees, they can be easier to spot during the winter months, and are always looking for food within their territory, so if you are also waiting for your first glimpse of a kingfisher, then wrap up warm and get yourself down to the River Leven, the North or South Quiech, or you can also keep a look-out for a tiny flash of blue over the loch shore.